Florence Meier Chase

Tumble Through the Trapdoor It was on this day in 1978 that the botanist Florence Meier Chase died. Meier studied the relationship between sunlight and algae at the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL), a part of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory(SAO). Meier and her fellow botanists used rooms in the tower and basement of the Smithsonian Castle for…

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